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by jfklganyc
Thu Jan 27, 2022 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stored Olympic 747 tips on tail due snow in Athens
Replies: 63
Views: 12105

Re: Stored Olympic 747 tips on tail due snow in Athens

Thanks for sharing this!

What awesome pics

And such a beautiful plane from a special time in aviation!

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by jfklganyc
Wed Jan 26, 2022 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 200
Views: 37428

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022

A small test of JetBlue’s resiliency is coming. JetBlue currently serves MCO-SLC almost daily (Thursday-Monday) and LAX-SLC daily. Spirit announced daily service on both these routes starting in May. It will be interesting to see if JetBlue retreats or stays in. https://ir.spirit.com/news-releases/...

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by jfklganyc
Wed Jan 26, 2022 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ reinstates SIN-EWR flights; set to operate SIN-New York 3x daily
Replies: 89
Views: 16258

Re: SQ reinstates SIN-EWR flights; set to operate SIN-New York 3x daily

England is now a stand alone country.

Needs to be nimble and build a strong, local, open economy.

All the restrictions they had in place didn’t stop Omicron…so they decided to hang the “were open” sign on the country for travelers.

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by jfklganyc
Wed Jan 26, 2022 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 200
Views: 37428

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022

Sure its industry wide.

Just pointing out that they cant reduce flights at JFK.

35% LF yesterday

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by jfklganyc
Tue Jan 25, 2022 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 200
Views: 37428

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022

171 flights today at JFK

Absolutely horrendous loads. Not unusual to see 20 or 30 people on flights

They are really being torn between beefing up JFK for the NEA court case and very little demand for anything outside Florida and some ski destinations.

Yes, it is January… But it’s an ugly January

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by jfklganyc
Mon Jan 24, 2022 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA/DL EYW-NYC Frequently Stopping Other FL Cities
Replies: 15
Views: 5640

Re: UA/DL EYW-NYC Frequently Stopping Other FL Cities

B6 is coming out with AMOCs for the 190 today. While AMOCs were relatively easy for the Airbus, as with everything Embraer, it was a lot more complicated and time consuming per Flight Ops. I imagine this process is going on for 175 operators. AMOC is Alternative Means of Compliance with regards to 5...

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by jfklganyc
Sat Jan 22, 2022 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2164
Views: 527358

Re: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

JFK is he most important route. Period.

That leaves Delta and AA (Skyteam and Oneworld) If not they hobble themselves on the only route that works for them

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by jfklganyc
Fri Jan 21, 2022 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 200
Views: 37428

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022

CEO Robin and other business leaders met with the new Manhattan District Attorney today after woman was pushed onto subway tracks in NYC. Employees are worried about taking the train I wonder if this plays into future decisions regarding support centers. I know they recently committed to keeping HQ...

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by jfklganyc
Fri Jan 21, 2022 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 200
Views: 37428

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022

CEO Robin and other business leaders met with the new Manhattan District Attorney today after woman was pushed onto subway tracks in NYC. Employees are worried about taking the train I wonder if this plays into future decisions regarding support centers. I know they recently committed to keeping HQ ...

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by jfklganyc
Thu Jan 20, 2022 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta scales back JFK T4 plans
Replies: 166
Views: 36746

Re: Delta scales back JFK T4 plans

I just arrived via the A concourse and customs

The place could definitely use some new tiling on the floor and at the very least touch up paint.

Freshen things up a bit

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by jfklganyc
Thu Jan 20, 2022 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta scales back JFK T4 plans
Replies: 166
Views: 36746

Re: Delta scales back JFK T4 plans

I am viewing the JFK T4 project as another makeshift expansion, to get DL through the next 10-15 years or so… Basically, these improvements are probably more of a short term fix, and not the ultimate long term solution . There is no “ultimate long term solution” for DL at JFK. Not one long term sol...

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by jfklganyc
Wed Jan 19, 2022 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta scales back JFK T4 plans
Replies: 166
Views: 36746

Re: Delta scales back JFK T4 plans

Sorry, but IMHO, T3 was unsalvageable by the end. Perhaps 20 years ago, it might have had enough bones to rescue, but in the last 5 years of operation there wasn't a single element of the terminal that was functional. Every element had decayed beyond repair, it was perpetually filthy, and the conco...

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by jfklganyc
Tue Jan 18, 2022 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta scales back JFK T4 plans
Replies: 166
Views: 36746

Re: Delta scales back JFK T4 plans

The Port Authority isnt building anything terminal wise. Those days are thankfully over. They were/are terrible at managing terminals (which is ironic) Terminal B at LGA has been privatized Terminal D at LGA is a Delta project Terminal 1 at JFK is a private consortium Terminal 4 at JFK is a Delta pr...

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by jfklganyc
Tue Jan 18, 2022 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 200
Views: 37428

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022

Just speculating what will B6.AA do if they lose there NEA case with DOJ? They are integrating themselves so much to demonstrate that a breakup would be extremely costly and detrimental. Possession is 99 percent of the law…and, at least for the moment, they are in possession of a government-approve...

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by jfklganyc
Tue Jan 18, 2022 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta scales back JFK T4 plans
Replies: 166
Views: 36746

Re: Delta scales back JFK T4 plans

I honestly miss the WorldPort compared to T2 which will always be a dump. Not sure what DL was thinking knocking it down and keeping T2 around as I really never understood anything horribly wrong with it. After Pan Am, DL always seemed to keep it clean and it had that cool people mover which was fu...

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by jfklganyc
Tue Jan 18, 2022 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta scales back JFK T4 plans
Replies: 166
Views: 36746

Re: Delta scales back JFK T4 plans

That's not quite true. While DL has invested billions in NYC, specifically at JFK for 30+ years (it all began when DL acquired Pan Am's JFK operations, TATL routes, etc..) in 1991, with a further expansion as it emerged from Chapter 11 in 2007, followed up by the LGA accompanying hub, by their own ...

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by jfklganyc
Tue Jan 18, 2022 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 1 Redevelopment Moves Forward
Replies: 127
Views: 17442

Re: JFK Terminal 1 Redevelopment Moves Forward

The original lease for terminal 1 expires in the mid 2020s. So all this is probably doable without having to rework anything. The Port leases the land from the city The Port then subleases terminal land to the terminal operator The terminal operator then operates a terminal on the land For instance,...

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by jfklganyc
Sun Jan 16, 2022 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 1 Redevelopment Moves Forward
Replies: 127
Views: 17442

Re: JFK Terminal 1 Redevelopment Moves Forward

The current T1 has essentially become the de-facto IAB at JFK. The new T1 when it is complete will likely be the main international terminal, though much larger and hopefully more capable than the existing T1, which burst at the seams long ago, and remains strained even with the decline in travel i...

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by jfklganyc
Sat Jan 15, 2022 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 1 Redevelopment Moves Forward
Replies: 127
Views: 17442

Re: JFK Terminal 1 Redevelopment Moves Forward

In this development of JFK we are witnessing Terminal 4, the IAB replacement, become the "Delta" terminal. Where are all the foreign airlines supposed to go ? Is the new Terminal 1 supposed to be the "reliever" terminal by default ? T1 is becoming the Star & Skyteam alliance...

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by jfklganyc
Sat Jan 15, 2022 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 1 Redevelopment Moves Forward
Replies: 127
Views: 17442

Re: JFK Terminal 1 Redevelopment Moves Forward

The Port wanted Delta in T4. I have an article from the mid 90s stating that. They were tired of 10 different terminals They got their wish Obviously not otherwise it would have been set up differently, there wasn't even a airside connection between the concourses nor adequate domestic baggage clai...

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by jfklganyc
Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 1 Redevelopment Moves Forward
Replies: 127
Views: 17442

Re: JFK Terminal 1 Redevelopment Moves Forward

The Port wanted Delta in T4.

I have an article from the mid 90s stating that.

They were tired of 10 different terminals

They got their wish

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by jfklganyc
Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ reinstates SIN-EWR flights; set to operate SIN-New York 3x daily
Replies: 89
Views: 16258

Re: SQ reinstates SIN-EWR flights; set to operate SIN-New York 3x daily

I just spent Christmas vacation in Austria and all I had to do to get tested for my return flight was walk into the local red cross station in a small ski town, no line, and I had the result via SMS less than 1 hour later. And it was FREE. Lucky you were not positive! You would've been asked to qua...

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by jfklganyc
Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ reinstates SIN-EWR flights; set to operate SIN-New York 3x daily
Replies: 89
Views: 16258

Re: SQ reinstates SIN-EWR flights; set to operate SIN-New York 3x daily

jerseyewr777 wrote:
jfklganyc wrote:
Didn’t Eva serve Newark as well?


EVA served EWR for almost 20 years. I believe they moved to JFK in 2010.


That was a swap with CX right?

One CX JFK slot for a EVA EWR slot

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by jfklganyc
Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 1 Redevelopment Moves Forward
Replies: 127
Views: 17442

Re: JFK Terminal 1 Redevelopment Moves Forward

That is really on Delta. It only affects their passengers. They won’t have enough gates for their mainline operation, and their facilities will be sub par compared to AA and B6. Their decision only kneecaps Delta Delta’s T4A will probably be “temporary” for the next 20 years. Based on the rendering...

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by jfklganyc
Thu Jan 13, 2022 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ reinstates SIN-EWR flights; set to operate SIN-New York 3x daily
Replies: 89
Views: 16258

Re: SQ reinstates SIN-EWR flights; set to operate SIN-New York 3x daily

I'm curious, why is SQ doing it though? Business traffic, likely. SIN is one of the few countries in Asia open to Westerners, and it's largely a business center. A lot of businesses formerly in Hong Kong have relocated to Singapore. The additional service is on planes that don't have a Y cabin...on...

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by jfklganyc
Thu Jan 13, 2022 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ reinstates SIN-EWR flights; set to operate SIN-New York 3x daily
Replies: 89
Views: 16258

Re: SQ reinstates SIN-EWR flights; set to operate SIN-New York 3x daily

It is amazing though. 2 NY airports.

Even some of the Euros dont do that anymore!

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by jfklganyc
Wed Jan 12, 2022 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ reinstates SIN-EWR flights; set to operate SIN-New York 3x daily
Replies: 89
Views: 16258

Re: SQ reinstates SIN-EWR flights; set to operate SIN-New York 3x daily

Even in normal times, seems odd.

That said, the US is open for business and visitors unlike most places they can fly.

Maybe just a place to use the planes?

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by jfklganyc
Wed Jan 12, 2022 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC (JFK/EWR/LGA/SWF/HPN/ISP) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 57
Views: 8152

Re: NYC (JFK/EWR/LGA/SWF/HPN/ISP) Aviation Thread - 2022

I know it opened during the pandemic but if you haven’t gotten a chance to see the new LaGuardia terminal… It’s something not out of this country.

Reminds me of airport to see in Asia.

Absolutely spectacular on every level.

Nothing even close to it in the New York area

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by jfklganyc
Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 200
Views: 37428

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022

With regards to cuts, I would like to tell you that B6 knows what it is doing…but given the day to day operational mess, I can no longer do that. Here is the run down of what happened 1. Jetblues greatest strength is its greatest weakness: NE hubs at JFK and BOS. 2. Contrary to what fanboys want and...

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by jfklganyc
Mon Jan 10, 2022 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Qantas have a Heathrow crew base?
Replies: 69
Views: 12151

Re: Why does Qantas have a Heathrow crew base?

I don’t get why the union won’t allow it, isn’t the alternative (potentially) no London flying at all? . And why would AA stop flying to London? Probably the most profitable (in normal times) international station, up there with GRU & EZE. AA will never give up London flying. Maybe not out righ...

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by jfklganyc
Wed Jan 05, 2022 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant orders 30 737MAX7 and 20 737MAX8-200 plus 50 options
Replies: 473
Views: 59864

Re: Allegiant nearing deal for 737MAX

A small order but a welcome win for the MAX if it does come to fruition. Unexpected that it's the MAX 7, but a boost regardless. Their current fleet is at 121, so clearly a way short of full replacement, but given the way they've operated in the past used 738s or maybe even MAXs could be on the car...

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by jfklganyc
Wed Jan 05, 2022 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 200
Views: 37428

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022

tphuang wrote:
http://otp.investis.com/clients/us/jetblue_airways/usn/usnews-story.aspx?cid=981&newsid=79005
Unfortunately, it looks like Scott Laurence has gone to a competitor. Now, Dave Clark is now head of route planning.


Yikes

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by jfklganyc
Tue Jan 04, 2022 5:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US flight attendants are not required to clean toilets onboard?
Replies: 63
Views: 8488

Re: US flight attendants are not required to clean toilets onboard?

You seem not to have believed it. But I believe it. It is a Captain's job and perhaps a Purser's sense of responsibility to keep the aircraft safe and functional "in a pinch." That might include becoming an electrician, a cleaner, a police officer. I’m a leader and three things make a lea...

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by jfklganyc
Tue Jan 04, 2022 2:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US flight attendants are not required to clean toilets onboard?
Replies: 63
Views: 8488

Re: US flight attendants are not required to clean toilets onboard?

Never. Cleaners do it on the ground. Sometimes I, as the captain, or the F1 (purser) will do it in a pinch. But I would never ask a regular flight attendant to do it… It’s not their job You , as the captain, sometimes clean the lav??? I'll have to see that to believe it. Do you also blue turn? What...

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by jfklganyc
Tue Jan 04, 2022 12:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US flight attendants are not required to clean toilets onboard?
Replies: 63
Views: 8488

Re: US flight attendants are not required to clean toilets onboard?

Never.

Cleaners do it on the ground.

Sometimes I, as the captain, or the F1 (purser) will do it in a pinch. But I would never ask a regular flight attendant to do it… It’s not their job

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by jfklganyc
Sun Jan 02, 2022 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta scales back JFK T4 plans
Replies: 166
Views: 36746

Re: Delta scales back JFK T4 plans

Sounds like what America West did at PHX T3 before T4 was built. It served the purpose but wasn't meant for the long-term. Much like C/D at IAD. Wait... :gnasher: Construction costs always go up exponentially in NYC. If Delta wants to wait until 2030, they are not going to like costs. I won't be su...

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by jfklganyc
Sun Jan 02, 2022 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 245
Views: 58089

Re: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022

Big year for long haul intl flights: -IAD-AMM/BER/HND -EWR-HND/BGO/PDL/PMI/TFS/NCE -ORD-MXP/ZRH -DEN-MUC -SFO-BLR -LAX-HND -BOS-LHR What I hope to see: -More intl routes out of DEN with the new gates opening up. -More India flights (hopefully HYD, MAA). -GYE service now that Ecuador has an Open Ski...

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by jfklganyc
Fri Dec 31, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 200
Views: 37428

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022

Breaking:

B6 pulling down Feb schedule

Just delayed pilot and FA bidding by one week

Slash and burn are back baby!

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by jfklganyc
Fri Dec 31, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 cutting 1,280 flights through mid-January
Replies: 32
Views: 6894

Re: B6 cutting 1,280 flights through mid-January

I ended up having to change my flight to a later one because of this. The one upside is that there are tons of seats available on all flights. And thats the back story here Loads have dropped like a rock. No reason to sustain an unsustainable operation After all the cancelled flights yesterday, loa...

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by jfklganyc
Thu Dec 30, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2532
Views: 435415

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021

The reality is, Jetblue made some moves this year that have set them up for this holiday disaster, Covid not withstanding 1. This is the obvious but needs to be stated anyway, they are very understaffed 2. They published a holiday schedule that the planes and the employees could not accomplish unles...

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by jfklganyc
Thu Dec 30, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2532
Views: 435415

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021

A). We're still in the 'peak' holiday travel season period, and... B). It's not even January yet... :roll: B6 just cancelled close to 1300 flights between now and mid January. 1. What do you do for JetBlue, Bud? 2. Seems they're taking the right approach to reduce the schedule rather than continuou...

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by jfklganyc
Thu Dec 30, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2532
Views: 435415

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021

37 people on my flight this morning Loads are going to drop like a rock come January…again Yeah it's called January every year, A). We're still in the 'peak' holiday travel season period, and... B). It's not even January yet... :roll: B6 just cancelled close to 1300 flights between now and mid Janu...

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by jfklganyc
Wed Dec 29, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2532
Views: 435415

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021

Looks like construction on T6 at JFK is beginning. Excavators and Soil testing on site

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by jfklganyc
Wed Dec 29, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2532
Views: 435415

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021

37 people on my flight this morning Loads are going to drop like a rock come January…again Yeah it's called January every year, 40 people on a flight from the Caribbean to JFK on Monday of xmas week and 37 people on a flight from the Caribbean to JFK on Wed of xmas week is not normal. You want to b...

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by jfklganyc
Wed Dec 29, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2532
Views: 435415

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021

37 people on my flight this morning

Loads are going to drop like a rock come January…again

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by jfklganyc
Tue Dec 28, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2532
Views: 435415

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021

B6 Pilot Union just rejected 300% pay for OT for rest of week…they rather have long-term fixes

B6 is very short staffed this week

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by jfklganyc
Tue Dec 28, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 45130

Re: Learjet Crash Tonight in San Diego/ Gillespie - audo/video

One of the most dangerous things to do in an automated jet is to change your runway on final.

Very sad.

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by jfklganyc
Tue Dec 28, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS, UA, DL and others struggle to crew flights due to Omicron
Replies: 193
Views: 47725

Re: AS, UA, DL and others struggle to crew flights due to Omicron

Is anyone seeing evidence that a large number of passengers aren't ultimately getting on a flight? I did some dummy bookings for travel this week and was surprised to see availability. A lot of people are cancelling for Covid concerns. As I pointed out last week, all our Florida flights before xmas...

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